Azerbaijan called as Georgia’s strategic partner in new national security concept
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 23 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Azerbaijan is Georgia's strategic partner, the Georgian National Security Concept said. The country's parliament unanimously adopted it on Friday evening.
The Georgian Parliament has today discussed the new national security concept, which replaced that one adopted in July 2005. The opposition also supported the concept. It was also involved in its preparation.
"Georgia and Azerbaijan have traditionally good neighbor relations," the concept said.
Georgia thinks that the countries of the region must form common approaches to its development. This will enable the region to develop steadily.
Turkey is called as Georgia's leading regional partner in the concept. "Turkey, as a NATO member, is an important military partner," the document said. "Georgia attaches great importance to the cooperation with Turkey in the fields of security and defense."
Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council Batu Kutelia told MPs that as opposed to the previous concept, the new document is the result of extensive discussions with political parties and civil society. He said that the comments received by the country from Western partners were taken into account during the work over the concept.